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Avila La Fonda Hotel

Avila La Fonda Hotel allows two dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional $50 per stay. Only Great Rooms or Spa Rooms on the ground floor are dog friendly. Dogs may not be left in the room unattended. Dogs will receive welcome treats. There are grassy areas for pet relief on the property. Cats are not permitted.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Avila La Fonda Hotel is about a block from Avila State Beach and approximately 10 miles from San Luis Obispo Airport. The property's amenities include the retreat center's guest lounge steam room and sauna. The hotel also offers a lobby/hospitality suite for morning coffee and evening wine tasting a private entertainment theater with a 60-inch plasma screen and surround sound and an outdoor patio with a gourmet barbecue kitchen and an outdoor fireplace. No stone was left unturned right down to the extra food basket which is complimentary and filled with only your favorites decided upon arrival. A Hotel Host is at your beck and call should you have any special requests and do not forget to raid the pantry for a midnight snack All rooms feature Jacuzzi baths complimentary snack bars 42-inch plasma TVs thermostat-controlled fireplaces Bose CD players (with complimentary music library) DVD players (with complimentary movie library) high-speed Internet access (loaner laptops available) bathrobes two heated towel bars in each bathroom hairdryers irons and ironing boards two cordless phones and voicemail leather pullout sleeper sofas dining/island tables two pedestal sinks and some rooms have kitchens with full-size dishwashers refrigerators microwaves coffeemakers stoves and garbage disposals. There is no extra charge for our extras- all we ask is that you enjoy your stay in our version of a relaxing Mexican style home in a great Central Coast Beach Town.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Avila La Fonda Hotel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Grills


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Avila La Fonda Hotel has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,289 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Cory
    May. 2, 2022
    Great place to getaway

    The jacuzzi tube was great but aged. Did enjoy the complimentary snacks for us and my pups, plus the wine and snacks and the pies at the end of the night was perfect.

  • Gary
    Mar. 14, 2022
    Great spot, nice Spanish style hotel

    Everything was great from the welcoming staff to the in-room goodies and wine to the evening pies and departing gift. You will like this hotel and so will your doggo.

    Mar. 6, 2022
    Almost Perfect

    Great location, steps from a dog-friendly beach and restaurants, great service, charm, hospitality towards man and beast, etc. etc. Should easily be a 5-star rating BUT our room was on the street level with an extremely loud portable A/C unit next to the bed. Couldn’t turn it off and the staff couldn’t move us so we had resort to ear plugs. I suggest asking about the room prior to booking.

  • Richard
    Dec. 1, 2021
    Lovely for Fido, a little too quiet for people

    Lovely place to stay, very accommodating for the pup, but there’s really nowhere to eat. They roll up the sidewalks and put the town away at 8:00 pm on weeknights.

  • Julie
    Aug. 10, 2021
    Fabulous place to stay!

    Beautiful and relaxing hotel. Both pups and people loved it!

  • John
    Mar. 30, 2021
    Beautiful Hotel

    We loved this hotel. Wonderful people and service

  • Judy
    Oct. 28, 2020
    Wonderful stay

    Loved our stay at Avila La Fonda! The staff was friendly and hard-working. Plenty of parking and is very close to the beach and restaurants. Really enjoyed the charcuterie plate with wine and the pie in the evening!! Very nice touch and made the stay even more special!!!

  • Pam
    Oct. 5, 2020
    Great Hotel

    Perfect hotel!! Great service beautiful rooms! Will definitely stay there again!

  • Rachel
    Sep. 11, 2020
    My favorite hotel in Avila (Great spa bath, Great Location, Great Pies)

    This pet friendly hotel is steps away from the beach and shops and restaurants. The sheets on the bed are Egyptian Which are super soft. There is no ocean view but every room has a balcony to sit outside and a big spa bath. We still loved the few from our balcony. The hotel have delicious pies in the evening and basket of breakfast goodies between 8-10. My dogs were treated like royalty and it’s reasonable. We will be staying here again for sure

  • David
    Aug. 28, 2019
    Awesome hotel, block from the beach!

    One of the nicest places we have stayed with or without our fur baby. Staff was incredibly friendly, and this place takes hospitality to a new level. 5 minute walk to the beach were the dogs can run before 10 and after 5 (not allowed on the beach between 10 and 5). 5 minute car ride to the dog beach where they can run all day!

  • Micaela
    Mar. 10, 2019
    Wonderful Place To Stay With Dogs

    We had such a nice stay here! We didn’t get to enjoy some of the things such as homemade pies but was a perfect resting place for 2 humans and 2 basset hounds. The room was super comfortable with a nice bed, a small patio but also a Great kitchenette where we could store food and beves. Walking distance to the dog beach. And everyone here were really sweet . Highly recommend if Avila Beach is your hang spot or mid destination.

  • Robyn on Jul. 24, 2022
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Avila La Fonda Hotel